Information for residents moving within Southampton

Moving within Southampton

Information for residents moving within Southampton

This page is a checklist of things you need to do as a resident moving within Southampton. Each link will open in a new tab so the list remains open for you.

1 Council Tax 

If you’re staying within the city, you will just need to let us know you’re moving and provide us with your new address.

The links below show you how to notify us of this change along with managing your Council Tax account online, how to find your new Council Tax band and explaining your bill.


2 Bins and recycling 

Finding out what you can put in your bins and when they’re collected can be one of the more bewildering aspects of moving home. Get all the information you need about the bins and recycling services in Southampton right here.


3 Voting and elections 

In the UK, if you are eligible to vote you are required by law to register. Even if you have already registered to vote, you must register again if you’ve changed address, name or nationality. You will need to complete the registration process yourself and provide additional information to prove your identity and address.


4 Other council services 

If your new home is in a different part of the city then you may find that your nearest council facilities are now different. You may also find that your commute or regular journeys are also different. Here is a list of the most common things you may need to find out or update.


5 Utilities 

Getting utility bills sorted for your new home sometimes threatens to be a confusing, tiresome process. We’ve put together the links you need to get your utilities in order quickly and easily, including how you could save money with CitizEn, your local ethical energy provider.


6 Getting the most out of Southampton 

There’s so much happening in Southampton all year round that we’re confident you’ll find plenty to keep you entertained and engaged. Use the links in this section to find out what’s going on near to your new home.


7 Keep up to date 

Stay up to date with all the latest council news and information. If you have any questions, enquiries or problems that can’t be answered by the pages above, there are plenty of ways to have your say and get in touch with us online.